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Theater cuts red tape, launches ‘free theater movement’

Theater cuts red tape, launches ‘free theater movement’

By Miranda Manier

January 28, 2018

Theatrical director Max Truax was grateful for The Art Institute of Chicago’s donation-based pay-what-you-can entry fee when he moved to the city in 2007. Now the art director at Red Tape Theatre in Ravens...

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

November 6, 2017

As a curious child, Michael Kinsch was fascinated with hopping over fences to see what was on the other side. He often hung out at Chicago’s Damen Silos, an abandoned site encompassing multiple 15-st...

Alvin Ailey showcases new work in Chicago dance performances

Alvin Ailey showcases new work in Chicago dance performances

March 21, 2017

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s visit to Chicago includes a premier piece called “r-Evolution, Dream,” choreographed by one of the company’s senior members.“Every climate influences...

‘Get Out’ isn’t anti-white, it’s anti-racism

‘Get Out’ isn’t anti-white, it’s anti-racism

By Blair Paddock

March 6, 2017

"My dad would have totally voted for Obama if he could run for a third term,” Rose said to her African-American boyfriend, Chris, in “Get Out,” released in theaters on Feb. 24 and directed and written ...

Exhibit brings dance to a ‘Common Time’

Exhibit brings dance to a ‘Common Time’

February 6, 2017

Dancing, art, costumes and music will fill the Museum of Contemporary Art, during a new exhibit, highlighting the works of Merce Cunningham, a pioneer of modern dance.The “Merce Cunningham: Common Time” e...

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

November 14, 2016

A year after graduating from Columbia’s Theatre Department, Danielle Jackman landed an ensemble role at a prestigious regional venue. Jackman, a 2015 theatre alumna, scored a role in a theatrical rendition of the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Marriott Theatre. ...

Community members lead movement therapy workshop

Community members lead movement therapy workshop

October 31, 2016

They are practicing yoga, mirroring each other’s gestures and passing imaginary objects to one another--but mostly they are trying to heal.Students and members of therapy organizations joined a movement t...

Dance Center performance challenges archetypes of masculinity

Dance Center performance challenges archetypes of masculinity

October 24, 2016

Preconceived notions of the African, black male body and how it has been affected by societal norms and colonialism were challenged through dance in the performance of “portrait of myself as my father....

Power-packed ensemble to perform at Dance Center

Power-packed ensemble to perform at Dance Center

September 26, 2016

A multimedia dance production about over-the-hill superheroes creating a “think tank for do-gooders” will be featured at Columbia’s Dance Center Sept. 29–Oct. 1.Chicago-based dance and theater c...

ASL workshops expand deaf culture throughout the city

ASL workshops expand deaf culture throughout the city

September 6, 2016

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department will bring back its ASL Institute Sept. 13, which offers sign language workshops to students and Chicagoans.According to Columbia's A...

The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

American Authors talks ‘the next level’

American Authors talks ‘the next level’

May 2, 2016

Two years after American Authors’ debut album reached gold status, the indie rock band is set to release its sophomore album, What We Live For, on July 1.Best known for the single “Best Day of My ...

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